Harvard Considers Banning Greek Life And Exclusive Clubs

Harvard Considers Banning Greek Life And Exclusive Clubs

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Those restrictions were decided upon in May 2017, when a college-wide report found that "47% of female seniors participating in gender-exclusive clubs experienced some form of non-consensual sexual contact, compared to about 31% of all female seniors at Harvard." The University decided action must be taken.

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A report from the committee stated:

As reflected in survey comments, these organizations directly and negatively influence the undergraduate experience for many students who are not themselves members of these organizations.

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The committee will gather final input this fall before making a final recommendation to Harvard President Drew Gilipin Faust. Back in 2015, one Harvard final club, the Fox Club, did offer 9 women provisional memberships. Sadly, however, the club is going back to only accepting men after a failed vote to offer women full memberships.

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H/T - Time, The New York Times

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